As a vegetarian I know how difficult it is to find healthy and vegetarian/vegan friendly places to eat when you’re travelling out of town. The research that goes into finding a restaurant can almost be as stressful as planning the actual trip! Today many restaurants are starting to become more vegetarian-friendly and can usually accommodate special requests. To make the step a little easier and less stressful I have found vegetarian, vegan and vegetarian- friendly restaurants in 3 major cities in the United States. All the restaurants I found have excellent ratings and reviews.
In Orlando, Florida the top vegetarian restaurants are Ethos Vegan Kitchen, Dandelion Communitea Café, Café 118, Bombay Café and Loving Hut. I have personally eaten at Ethos, Dandelion’s and Café 118, and they never cease to amaze me. Each time I go I get something different and its even more delicious than the last time. To be a vegetarian you have to be creative, and these places definitely get an A for creativity. These five restaurants also offer gluten-free and vegan options for the super health nut. All these restaurants are just a quick drive away from the major golf courses in Orlando and are relatively priced for the conventional travelling golfer!
In Newport Beach, California I found more vegetarian-friendly restaurants, but they came with great reviews. Bowls, Le Pain Quotidien and Pita Jungle. These restaurants and pita stops are quick places to stop and get something healthy for lunch or dinner. They are a little pricey here in Newport Beach, but by the reviews and pictures they might be worth the price!
Miami, Florida is definitely a trend starter when it comes to anything really. They hopped on the vegetarian/vegan bandwagon with two feet! Some of the top restaurants I came across were Choices Café, which is located downtown Miami, My Little Organic Bistro, and Govinda’s Garden. Though these places will be a little bit of a drive from all the major golf courses in Miami, it will be a great experience to see downtown Miami and walk around and see the culture. These places are moderately priced for being in Miami.
Written by Alexa Williams. Published by Ty DeLavallade.